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ENTREPRENEURSHIP IS THE KEY FOR AFRICA’S YOUTH

One of the joys of working in Africa is the opportunity to connect with so many bright young people who are ambitious to make a big difference to the continent. The African Leadership University attracts some of the continent’s brightest and best. The University’s stated aim is to develop these young talents into Africa’s future…

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UK-AFRICA INVESTMENT SPECIAL

London has just hosted a week of events to deepen economic ties between the UK and Africa. The week culminated in the UK-Africa Investment Summit where the British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that he wanted the UK to become the “investor of choice” for Africa and the biggest investor among the G7 countries. More…

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South African rugby has been transformed

South African rugby has been transformed in recent years to become a multi- racial sport- and a World Cup Victory is the result. To see the Springbok’s black captain Siya Kolisi lift the Webb Ellis trophy is a unifying moment in the history of this divided nation: Kolisi had no doubt of the significance of…

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Ubuntu Helping Young People Manage Conflict

Archbishop Tutu’s grand-daughter Mungi Ngomane arrived in London to promote her grandfather’s message of peace and reconciliation. I was delighted to meet her and receive a copy of her book “Everyday Ubuntu” which highlights the African philosophy that a person is a person because of other people. Basically Ubuntu teaches that we human beings are…

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The Spirit Of Komla Shines Bright across Africa

The third Komla Dumor Award was announced last month in London. I was delighted to meet up with this year’s winner Waihiga Mwau from Nairobi and be in the audience to hear him present his first business show live from the BBC’s New Broadcasting House Theatre. He paid this tribute to this legend of African…

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African Skills Champion Bruno Brings A New Light

When Bruno Karaerua was in his house in rural Namibia doing his homework by candlelight he used to dream of bringing electric light to his village. Now he’s a fully trained Electrical engineer bringing power to his village and the rest of Namibia. I was lucky enough to hear Bruno’s success story when I attended…

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University of Central Lancashire’s African Dream Comes True

The University of Central Lancashire and its School of Journalism partners from three African Universities have hosted a major Symposium in Nairobi to discuss some key issues facing the future of African journalism. The Symposium brought together more than a hundred and sixty East African and International media leaders, editors, academics and young journalism students from…

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Reporting Africa Symposium

The University of Central Lancashire and its African partner universities are presenting a Journalism Symposium for media leaders and student journalists in Nairobi on June 27th. Themes will include Digital Journalism, story-telling and how we can collectively rewrite the African editorial narrative and learn from each other to create a new journalism for a new…

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Mount Kenya Is On The Move

Three students from Mount Kenya University have won a prize to visit BBC Headquarters in London after beating off stiff competition from twenty-two other university journalism schools in TV’s Top Story show. The three had braved weeks of various journalism challenges which culminated in a Grand Final at the Museum of Nariobi. Their winning story…

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